Secretary of State Jesse White

Potentially Defective License Plate Contact Form



We have encountered a number of defective license plates in which the protective coating has the potential to wear prematurely. These plates are being replaced under the manufacturer’s warranty and at no cost to you.

If you have one or more defective license plates, air pockets forming around the digits or peeling of the clear protective coating, please leave the defective plates on the vehicle and complete the form below.

A new set of license plates will be ordered reflecting the same license plate number(s) and mailed to you in approximately 45 days from receipt of the defective license plate contact form. A registration sticker will be sent with the new license plates, provided that the license plates’ registration is current.

Please note that license plates manufactured since March 1, 2004, are not normally considered to be defective and do not generally qualify for a free replacement under the manufacturer’s warranty program. If your plates require replacement due to other forms of damage, you may have your plates replaced at your nearest Driver Services Facility for a replacement fee of $29.

Examples of Defective License Plates

Please complete the form below to report potentially defective license plates:



Owner: *


Co Owner:


License Plate Number: * (Please enter your plate number as it appears on your registration card)


Mailing Address: *


City: *


Zip: *


Daytime Phone Number: * (Please enter the number with no dashes)


Email Address:


Message:



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